Napowrimo #3: The Native English Elephant

The Native English Elephant

The native English elephant
is very rarely seen;
its hide is finely camouflaged
with dappled brown and green.

The elephants of England
are terribly discreet.
They stroll around in hazel woods
on softly-falling feet.

To find if English elephants
are living near you:
in April check for little piles
of bluebell-scented poo.

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  1. Dave

    I like where you’re going with this series so far. I’m not sure whether or not these rhymes qualify as “phat”, but they are definitely phun.

  2. Harry

    Thanks! Looking at this in the cold light of the morning after, I think S1 needs some work. Or just cutting altogether. Or something like this:

    The native English elephants
    are terribly discreet.
    They stroll around in hazel woods
    on softly-falling feet.

    Despite their size, these elephants
    are very rarely seen;
    they are superbly camouflaged
    with spots of brown and green.

    To find if English elephants
    are living near you:
    in April check for little piles
    of bluebell-scented poo.

  3. Scavella

    Love the edit.

    Scavella
    fluffing

  4. Harry

    Thanks :)

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